Ioana Hobai Virtual Storytime

Author and illustrator Ioana Hobai brings readers on a journey of emotions at a special virtual storytime! Ioana is reading from her new book, A WHALE OF A MISTAKE, and doing a drawing demonstration! After the presentation, Ioana will answer questions.

Here is a link to an an activity guide for Whale of a Mistake from Ioana and Page Street Kids. 

When a girl’s mistake grows into a whale that carries her out to sea, can she shrink it down to size and find a way to move on?

When you make a mistake—a big mistake, a HUGE mistake—it can weigh you down or even swallow you whole! As one kid finds herself swept away by her whale of a mistake, she takes readers along on a journey of emotions. When the girl pauses to stare at the night sky, she realizes something important: there are as many mistakes in the world as stars in the sky, and maybe she can handle it after all. As the seemingly huge whale begins to shrink, the girl embraces her mistake and finds her way back to solid ground.

Through clever wordplay and atmospheric art, this fantastical story shows that with a little time, perspective, and reflection, you can learn and move on from mistakes, no matter the size.

Ioana Hobai worked as an architect before she decided to return to her love of art and pursue children's book illustration. She made her debut as an illustrator with Before You Sleep by Annie Cronin Romano (Fall 2018) and her author-illustrator debut with Lena’s Slippers (Spring 2019), both with Page Street Kids. She grew up in Romania, and now resides in Massachusetts.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 2:00pm
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A Whale of a Mistake Cover Image
ISBN: 9781624149276
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Page Street Kids - March 17th, 2020

Lena's Slippers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781624146954
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Page Street Kids - June 11th, 2019

Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude Cover Image
By Ioana Hobai (Illustrator), Annie Cronin Romano
ISBN: 9781624145780
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Page Street Kids - October 16th, 2018

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